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Hardware Acceleration


Hardware Acceleration

Hardware acceleration provides significant performance advantages for displaying Sky Charts in TheSkyX, and 3D simulations in Seeker.

  • TheSkyX version 10.5 and later for Windows uses Direct3D.
  • TheSkyX version 10.5 and later for macOS and Linux uses OpenGL
  • Seeker uses OpenGL on both macOS and Windows.

For the best experience, please make sure you have installed the latest drivers for your particular video card for trouble free operation.  Click here for details how to do so for your operating system.

What Video or Graphics Hardware Should I Buy?

Software Bisque recommends video hardware (sometimes called Display Adapters, or graphics processing units or GPUs) from NVIDIA or AMD/ATI for the best experience and most reliable hardware acceleration.  



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